Posted by Ariane in Sep 21,2014 with No Comments
WHETHER it’s swinging sword as warrior princess Xena, scheming as the wicked Lucretia in Spartacus, or climbing atop an oil drilling ship and getting herself arrested, Lucy Lawless is formidable in a fight.
And in her role of remote indigenous school teacher Alex Wisham in new political thriller, The Code, 46-year-old Lucy Lawless is again a force to be reckoned with.
The Auckland-born actress rose to international fame as the title character in Xena: The Warrior Princess from 1995 to 2001.
Lawless spun that renown into roles including Battlestar Galacticaand Spartacus, and re-embraced comedy as Diana in acclaimed US comedy Parks and Recreation, and offbeat NZ hit Flight of the Conchords.
“It’s my first role in Australia. I saw some great writing and grabbed it,” she says.
“If I had waited, bloody Cate Blanchett would have taken it.
The Code is the story of two brothers — an online journalist and a hacker — who stumble across something the power brokers of government in Canberra will kill to keep secret.
Two Aboriginal kids are hurt in a car accident in the desert. Someone should have called for help and didn’t. Someone ends up being wrongly blamed for it.
That someone just happens to be one of Alex Wisham’s students.